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Biography of Cam Talbot [Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Awards & Net Worth]

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Are you familiar with a Ghostbusters mask during the NHL? If you are, then you surely know who that uniquely designed mask belongs to. If you guessed Cam Talbot, then you are correct.

Cam Talbot is a professional Canadian Ice hockey athlete of the National Hockey League.

This outstanding goaltender, famous as the ‘Goalbuster,’ a loving husband, father of twins, and one of Ghostbusters’ biggest fans, has undoubtedly made a name for himself as a leading goaltender world has known today.

Cam Talbot

Moreover, let’s dig a little deeper into the life of this exceptional ‘Goalbuster.’ Here, we will be providing you with all the details about his early life, education, professional and early career, scouting report, net worth, and his lovely family.

Let’s hop into some of Cam Talbot’s quick facts first.

Cam Talbot | Quick Facts

Full Name Cameron Talbot
Birth Date July 5th,1987
Birth Place Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
Age 34 Years Old
Nickname ‘Yes, We Cam’ Talbot, Goalbuster, Dadbot 2.0
Religion Unknown
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Education University of Alabama
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Mark Talbot
Mother’s Name Not Disclosed
Siblings Stephanie Talbot
Height 6’4” (1.93 m)
Weight  196 lbs
Build Athletic
Shoe Size Not Available
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Position Goaltender
Active Years 2010 – present
League NHL
Team Minnesota Wild
Number 33- Oilers, 39- Calgary Flames
Marital Status Married
Spouse(s) Kelly Talbot
Children Sloane Talbot, Landon Talbot
Profession Professional Ice Hockey Player
Catches Left
Former Teams New York Rangers
Edmonton Oilers
Philadelphia Flyers
Calgary Flames
Net Worth $18 million
Career Honors & Awards CHA: Tournament MVP (2009), Second All-Star Team (2009), All–Tournament Team (2009)
Social Media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Merch Jersey, Trading Card
Last Update June, 2022

Cam Talbot Bio | Early Life, Family, & Education

Ice Hockey Goaltender Cam Talbot, known as the famous Goalbuster, was born on July 5th,1987, in Caledonia, Ontario, Canada, to his proud father, Mark Talbot. However, the details about his mother are unavailable.

Similarly, Cam has a sibling named Stephanie Talbot. He posted about dedicating his jersey to his sister and all the healthcare workers out there saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic on social media.

According to Zodiac charts, Cam is a Cancer. The most common Cancer traits are nurturing, compassionate, security-seeking, offering, and loving. Indeed, we can identify these traits throughout his life as a loving husband and father.

Education

As for his education, Talbot attended the University of Alabama, located in Huntsville.

Likewise, before his career took off as a professional ice hockey goaltender, he played for his university. CHA Tournament 2010 declared Talbot as the Most Valuable Player (MVP), representing his university team.

Without a doubt, we can confirm that he was an exceptionally passionate player through his prime days at the university.

Age, Height, and Body Measurements

Furthermore, the famous 33 years old Goalbuster has an athletic physique and firm body control, making him one of the best goalies that the NHL has ever seen.

Moreover, Cam stands at an impressive height of 6’4” (1.93 m) and possesses a healthy physique weighing 196 lbs, which is considered a perfect frame for his goaltending position.

Besides, we can indeed consider him one of the most good-looking athletes in the NHL with his dark hair, black eyes, charming smile, and well-built frame.

Cam Talbot | Career – Professional Ice Hockey Athlete 

Before hopping into his professional career and achievements, let’s look into his impressive early playing career.

Early Playing Career

Cam grew up playing ice hockey in Caledonia, Ontario. He kicked off his early playing career by playing for the Thunder MHA Programs.

Later, he joined South Central AAA League for Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs in Minor Bantam. He played for three seasons of the AAA Hockey League and was undrafted from the 2003 OHL Priority Selection.

Hence, at the age of 17, he returned to the Jr. Bulldogs and played a Major Midget season. Later, Talbot joined Hamilton Red Wings, a junior ice hockey team of the Ontario Junior Hockey League for 2004-2005.

During his university years, he joined the college hockey team of the University of Alabama. For the CHA Tournament season 2009-2010, Talbot was named the CHA’s All-College Hockey America Second Team and declared the MVP.

Now, let’s hop onto Cam Talbot’s professional Ice Hockey career, which earned him his nicknames ‘Yes we cam,’ Talbot and Goalbuster.

Professional Ice Hockey Career 

New York Rangers

As a result of Talbot’s impressive early ice hockey career, he was signed as a free agent on March 30th, 2010, by the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers.

Talbot played with Connecticut Whale in the American Hockey League for 2010- 2011, 2011- 2012 seasons. After Connecticut’s elimination from the AHL playoffs, the Rangers added Cam to the Stanley Cup playoff roster.

Cam was again called by the Rangers on October 15th, 2013, after the demotion of Martin Biron. Hence, he was back-up to Henrik Lundqvist in the NHL.

  ON OCTOBER 24TH, 2013, TALBOT DEBUT MADE HIM THE SECOND NHL PLAYER THAT CAME OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA – HUNTSVILLE.

He played against the Philadelphia Flyers, where the Rangers lost by 2-1. Cam’s first win was in the next game on October 26th, 2013, against the Detroit Red Wings.

During a game with Montreal Canadiens on November 16th, 2013, Cam earned his first NHL shutout.

On February 3rd, 2015, Talbot became the temporary starting goaltender of the New York Rangers as Henrik Lundqvist suffered from a blood vessel rupture on his neck.

During this period, Talbot ended the season with remarkable efforts with a higher save percentage (.926) and a lower GAA (2.21), which was better than Henrik Lundqvist. On April 6th, 2015, he received the Steve McDonald Extra Effort Award for his exceptional efforts.

Edmonton Oilers

Talbot was later traded to the Edmonton Oilers by the Rangers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on June 27th, 2015. Furthermore, during the first season with the Oilers, he competed with Anders Nilsson for Edmonton’s #1 spot for a goaltender.

As a result, his efforts didn’t go to waste. Cam signed a $12 million contract extension for three years on January 17th, 2016, and became Edmonton’s starting goaltender.

Talbot certainly proved his worth by setting the record for most wins in a season, where he passed Grant Fuhr, with 40 wins by earning 41 wins on April 6th, 2017, hence, why we know him as ‘Goalbuster.’

 

During the Pacific Division’s second season, Cam helped his team reach Game 7 of the Western Semifinals. It was Oilers’ first playoff appearance in ten years.

During the 2017–2018 season on October 4th, 2017, Cam recorded a 27-save shutout in the opener against the Calgary Flames.

Philadelphia Flyers

On February 15th, 2019, the Oilers traded Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Anthony Stolarz during the 2018- 2019 season, where he was a free agent. 

Calgary Flames

Talbot earned his famous nickname ‘Yes We Cam’ Talbot while playing for the Calgary Flames. As Cam was a free agent, he left the Flyers and signed a one-year contract deal of $2.75 million with the Calgary Flyers on July 1st, 2019.

When NHL returned to play during the COVID-19 pandemic, Talbot backstopped Calgary Flames and won over Winnipeg Jets to a 3-1 series, including a shutout during game four alongside the Jets. Hence, how he got his nickname ‘Yes We Cam’ Talbot.

Minnesota Wild

THE MINNESOTA WILD SIGNED GOALIE CAM TALBOT TO A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT, WORTH $11 MILLION.

During the free agency’s opening day, Cam left the Calgary Flames and agreed to join Minnesota Wild as a starting goaltender for a deal worth $11 million for three years starting from October 9th, 2020.

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Cam Talbot | Ice Hockey Stats

Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA SV% SO MIN
2020-2021 Playoffs 7 7 3 4 0 222 17 2.45 .923 2 417
Career Playoffs 32 30 15 15 0 988 76 2.45 .923 6 1,858
2020-2021 33 33 19 8 0 5 1,008 86 2.63 .915 2 1,962
NHL Career 347 333 169 130 30 10,184 863 2.61 .915 24 19,854

Here’s a video where Edmonton Oilers’ defenseman Darnell Nurse points for Cam Talbot to go to center ice to fight Oilers’ netminder Mike Smith.

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